About Us


The amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers of Street Friends WA Homeless Foundation Ltd are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!

When we all do a little, we can do so much!

Are you passionate about what we’re doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We’re excited to have you join the team.

Thank You
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.

Every Thursday evening in Moore Street from 5pm to 6 pm Street Friends opens to distribute warm provisions to the homeless and from 6pm to 8pm along with the Sikh Community Church provide hot food and bread.


Jeneen Sepo Young

Director/ CEO

Christopher Young

Director/ Chairman

Ian Wee


Lennett Sandy


Barbara Nattabi


Jeneen Sepo Young

Sepo has been CEO/Director of Street Friends WA since January 2020 after taking over from the founder Michelle Dunlop. She has first-hand experience of being homeless, which has inspired her to volunteer for Street Friends WA.

While being fully employed working as a mental health clinician with experience in the areas of children and adults suffering from various mental health conditions, also Forensic mental health and drug and alcohol. She has a dynamic and engaging style of presenting through, which she brings to life issues relating to homelessness and is passionate about helping the homeless and advocating for a better service, striving to break the cycle of chronic homelessness.

In June 2020 Sepo was nominated by Perth City Council as a City of Perth Hero for her work with the homeless in Perth.

Christopher Young

Chris has experience in commercial business holding positions of director and chairman in UK Companies.

He also has experience working with people with substance abuse, and mental health problems, people released from prison and people who are homeless.

Chris holds:

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Alcohol and other drug studies
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work

Chris believes everyone should have a place they can call home.

Ian Wee

Ian Wee is CEO / Founder for the Perth Integrated Health Group of Companies which has representation significantly in the sports medicine, clinical medicine, rehabilitation and disability sector.  He has retired actively from his clinical portfolios as Clinical Medicine and Sports Medicine Director and also previously as Director for Sports Medicine Australia -representing the WA Council and now actively mentors his management team and the many CEOs and Directors that are involved with his Business Networking Group.  He has been the Chairperson for this Group for some 30 years and is very active in the Event Management scene with the Perth Integrated Events Team.

About Lennett

Lennett is a Noongar woman who grew up on the Moora Reserve with her grandmother, mother, uncles, and brother. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Management and Development) at Curtin University.

She is proudly committed to the Aboriginal community, as clearly demonstrated by her service as a Board member to several organisations including Yorgum (of which she is a founding member), Maar Mooditj and Moorditch Gurlongga Association (MGA).

One of Lennett’s goals is to take what she has learnt and use it to build a stronger, more independent community service, which provides culturally appropriate services at grass roots and community level.

Barbara Nattabi

Dr Barbara Nattabi is a Lecturer at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia. She is a medical doctor by training with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Makerere University in Uganda, a Masters in Public Health from the University of London and a PhD in International Health from Curtin University. For eight years Barbara worked at the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton and prior to that, she worked as a medical doctor and public health researcher for over seven years with rural disadvantaged and marginalized populations in post conflict Northern Uganda.

Barbara has a keen interest in sexually transmitted infections including HIV and has conducted research in this field for very many years. She also has an interest in several other infectious diseases including COVID-19 and has provided expert commentary to ABC WA News, Channel 9, ABC Online and Radio, The West, Perth Now.

With a lived experience of domestic violence, Barbara is aware of the long lasting psychological impact on families, particularly women and children. Barbara is passionate about individuals who have been rendered homeless because of domestic violence and how organisations can assist individuals to be rehomed and provided with financial, psychological and emotional support.